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Authors:Qurratulain Zahid: Elixir Technologies, Pakistan
Nasir Wasim: Elixir Technologies, Pakistan
Saiqa Raziq: Elixir Technologies, Pakistan
Publication title:Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Quality of Service in the Software Industry of Pakistan
Conference:11th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organizational Development Attaining Sustainability From Organizational Excellence to SustainAble Excellence, 20–22 August, 2008 in Helsingborg, Sweden
Publication type: Abstract
Issue:033
Article No.:053
Abstract:Most of the software organizational trainings are focused on improving the technical skills and rightly so. Contemporary training curriculum needs to encompass programs which are focused on improvement in interpersonal relationships classified as soft skills. The importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI) becomes eminent when we consider the businesses which mainly depends upon knowledge workers, lets say; Software People. Since EI is important for recognizing one’s own feelings and those of others, for self motivation and for managing emotions in ourselves and in our relationships. The research has been conducted to see the link between organizational EI and their quality of service.

Purpose: Rationale behind the research is to underline the importance of Emotional Intelligence in software industry of Pakistan and how it can contribute positively towards organizations quality of service, which ultimately leads to organizational success. Unfortunately anything which is related to improving the social / interpersonal skills is given lowpriority and usually paid little attention. Management has to realize the fact that investing on developing soft skills and Emotional competencies among the employee’s would certainly give them strong financial gains in the longer run. Organization has to exhibit long term dedicated commitment in order to gain the constructive outcome from these trainings.

Research Methodology: EI related questionnaires targeting job related EI and general EI awareness were circulated in different organizations. Personal interviews to assess Knowledge, Awareness and Practices (KAP) were also conducted to evaluate the impact of EI on the Quality of Service.

Findings: This research has explored the following core areas:
I. EI has meaningful impact on the performance of Human Resource
II. Higher the level of awareness greater the performance
III. Increased EI correlates with profitability via Customer Satisfaction
IV. EI can inculcate quality that improves customer satisfaction Detailed findings can be found under the Analysis and Finding section.

Value of the paper: This research aims to add value by instilling the EI culture in software organization by proposing this model; improved EI culture, better the quality of service, greater the customer satisfaction.

Language:English
Keywords:Emotional Intelligence, Quality of service, Communication Gap, Motivation, Software Engineer, KAP
Year:2008
No. of pages:10
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/033/053/ecp0803353.pdf
Available:2008-12-09
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Qurratulain Zahid, Nasir Wasim, Saiqa Raziq (2008). Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Quality of Service in the Software Industry of Pakistan, 11th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organizational Development Attaining Sustainability From Organizational Excellence to SustainAble Excellence, 20–22 August, 2008 in Helsingborg, Sweden http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=033;article=053 (accessed 7/28/2014)